Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Went over the basic need to knows for the LSAT and time needed for studying. Goals. Basic deductive logic review: conditional statements, contrapositives, trigger/result, necessary and sufficient. Went over basic approach to ranking sections. Also specific method for logical reasoning. Emphasis on prediction. Went over different question types and how to predict answers. Also went over writing sample. Homework is to turn one in for review and do all LR in book and the diagnostic in front of the book for next week."
"The student and I began by going through a practice logical reasoning section. She scored 19/26 which is lower than her target. We reviewed the questions, and I explained how to arrive at the correct answer using the strategies we discussed. After we completed that we went on to practice some logic games. Her pacing was quite advanced on the games we went over, and she only missed a few problems. She appears well prepared for this part of the test."
"The student and I focused on perpendicular games. He still is having trouble with this type. The difficulty is somewhat idiosyncratic to him. He needs to work on becoming sure of what the rules are stating before he moves on to the setup or the questions. When we did a slightly more simple one-way multiple association game he experienced very little difficulty, but he could still work on trying to write less. Next time we will complete another perpendicular game before moving back to LR questions."
"The student and I picked up today where we left off yesterday, with a particularly challenging Selection game. We moved from there on to discuss a couple of hybrid games, and then we went on to consider Reading Comprehension, specifically dual-passage comparative reading. He's going to get a test in tonight that we'll review tomorrow."
"The student and I reviewed chapters 2-3, discussing general characteristics of games as well as detailed strategies for rule diagramming and template construction. We also discussed law school applications and requirements. He is doing well and has a very strong potential for score improvement, especially in logic games."
"The student and I spent most of the time practicing linear and multiple-variable games. She has a positive attitude and is a self-motivated learner. She is strategic in her studies. We discussed using the same diagrams for most games, and connecting variables in linear game sequences. We also talked about slowing down in the reading section for science-focused passages, and predicting answers on logical reasoning questions. She is going to practice both timed and untimed games this week and also take a full-length practice exam."